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Villa Savoye, Poissy

#8 of 38 in Sightseeing in Yvelines
Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Designed by famed Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye represents a modern architectural masterpiece open to the public. The Savoye family commissioned the house as a country retreat in 1928, and it was finished in the early 1930s. The home became Corbusier's best-known building from the era, as it exerted an enormous influence on the international modernism architectural movement through its design. During World War II, Nazis sent the family to a concentration camp and used the house for storage. After the war, the French government took ownership; it was designated a historical monument in 1965. Plan your Villa Savoye visit and explore what else you can see and do in Poissy using our Poissy tourist route planner.
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  • Nothing can detract from the overall design of the building, and as the manifesto of "the five points" for Le Corbusier's and Jeanneret Perriand's "new architecture" it is still magnificent. However t...  more »
  • This is obviously a must-see for fans of modernist architecture but in my opinion it would benefit immensely from being furnished. Empty rooms tell us nothing about the way the living space would have...  more »
  • These types of architectural wonders are usually quite a feat to visit, as they require prior booking and tend to be available to see only through guided tours. So it was a pleasant surprise to find o...  more »
  • Magnificent architecture and very interesting guided tour (that was for free)
  • One of the must-see houses for people interested in architecture or design.
  • Interesting testimony of Le Corbusier's innovating views on architecture (and technical flaws)
  • A great place to visit for architecture fans, which worth the effort for a detour in the outskirts of Paris. Morning visit would be recommended to avoid the tourist flow. The house was reconstructed a few decades ago, but according to the original plans of Le Corbusier.
  • Free entrence for architecture students

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